Facebook starts rolling out end-to-end encrypted backups to WhatsApp
WhatsApp launches end-to-end encrypted BACKUPS: Users can now protect all their stored messages, photos, video, files, and calls with a password or an 64-digit key
- Facebook launched end-to-end encryption for on-device messages in 2016
- This new feature will lock all WhatsApp backup files behind a secure encryption
- Users will require a password to unlock the 64-digit encrypted backup file
WhatsApp has launched end-to-end encrypted backups that will allow users to protect all their stored messages, photos, videos and calls with a password or 64-digit key.
The feature is being rolled out globally to iOS and Android users to provide an 'optional extra layer of protection' to existing backups, according to a spokesperson for the social media giant.
Facebook, which owns WhatsApp, said that with end-to-end encrypted backups, …
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